Elizabeth Colbert Busch releases internal poll
On the eve of today's GOP 1st District primary runoff, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch released an internal poll that indicated she would be competitive with either Republican candidate in the May 7 election.
The Lake Research Partners survey shows Colbert Busch ahead of former Gov. Mark Sanford by 47 percent to 44 percent and leading former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic by 48-39.
The poll of 500 voters was conducted a week ago and had a 4.4 percent margin of error.
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Colbert Busch, a political newcomer, has shown solid fundraising ability, but she is still considered an underdog because a Democrat hasn't won the 1st Congressional District since 1980.